April 17, 2012
SPLA (South Sudan People's Liberation Army) vehicles drive on the road from Bentiu to Heglig. A Sudanese plane bombed Bentiu, capital of South Sudan's oil-rich border state of Unity, on April 14, killing five civilians and wounding six, a local government spokesman said. Gideon Gatfan, spokesman of the Unity state government, said one bomb fell beside a car market near a bridge which was the target of the raid. The SPLA controls both the town of Heglig and the Heglig oilfields.